Summer is slowly coming to an end and I'm finding myself feeling a little bit wistful about the season that was. Part of me is so ready to get back into a routine (and more so get my kids into a routine) and the other part of me is going to miss the lazy mornings, days spent at the beach, and of course, spending all day with my boys. If you had asked me a month ago whether I was ready for school to start, I would have given you an unequivocal "hell yeah," given the insane amount of bickering that exists within our little family, (death to Fornite!) but all that seems to have washed away as I begin to fill out the back to school paper work and now I can only remember all the fun that we had together.
For many the highlight of summer is the trip to the summer house and whether it's a home that you've been visiting since you were a child, or something you that you have newly purchased for your family, there really is something so magical about spending time in a place where you can really get away from it all. Last year I had some pretty extensive dental work done and I began to talk to one of the techs about our Costa house as I was on my way there. He got a little teary eyed when he began to speak of the summers that he spent at his Grandmother's house in Croatia, and the next day he emailed me a picture of the home just to show me how special it was. I keep it in my phone and look at it when I start to feel stressed about our build because I think it's important to remember that at the end of the day it's not really about the house itself, instead it's about the memories that are created in a home that is away from everyday life.
Over the summer I stumbled upon a piece from AD which gave a mini tour of Sarah Andelman's summer home in the Catskills and I'm pretty sure I have never been more in love with a house in my entire life. Andelman, the founder of the french concept store Colette (RIP!!!), was first brought to this home by her husband who had purchased it prior to their dating. He had fallen in love with the town and the property and eventually Andelman did too. Together they renovated the home, adding on, and the end result is a mix of modern and french county and it's set the bar so high when it comes to designing the perfect summer home, I'm not sure I will ever be able to get it out of my mind. (Those windows!!!!!!)
If you'd like, you can read more about this incredible home here. For those of you who are still on summer break, I hope you are enjoy every last bit of these lazy days. While this has felt like the longest summer, it's been one of the best and I can definitely say that it's one that I'm sad to see end. Xx